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Our residents are our biggest advocates

As part of our 2021 Customer Experience Survey, we asked over 1000 of our residents what they thought about living in a IRT retirement village.


Feel safe and secure

Over 90% of our residents told us they feel safe and secure in their retirement village community.


Feel connected

Over 97% of our residents feel connected to their retirement village community.


Would recommend their village

Over 87% of our residents would recommend their local IRT retirement village to a friend.

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Is retirement living right for you?

Living in an IRT retirement village makes life easier and allows you to make the most of your retirement, whether it’s enjoying village life and social activities, locking up and leaving for a trip away, or just relaxing in the comfort of your new home.

A hassle-free home you love

If your family home is too big and the upkeep is overwhelming or unsafe, it might be time to downsize.

A retirement village is a purpose-built community designed to make your life easier, so it’s the perfect way to enjoy a hassle-free home and spend more time doing the things you love.

Maintenance support

Our supportive team will take the hassle out of home maintenance and help make your life a breeze.

Our maintenance and gardening staff will take care of village gardens and clean communal spaces. We’ll also help with day-to-day activities like replacing light bulbs.

Feel safe and secure

We understand the importance of your safety, security and peace of mind. That’s why all of our IRT retirement villages have various security measures in place, from in-home 24/7 security systems to access control to buildings

Enjoy the freedom of going away knowing your home is in good hands with the added security of neighbours nearby.

Community connections

Living in a retirement village community allows you to meet new people and make new friends through shared events, communal spaces and social activities.

You can get involved in the village community as much – or as little – as you like.

Lifestyle activities

Whether you want to keep active with exercise classes, share a BBQ with friends or simply relax at home, there’s always something to enjoy at an IRT retirement village.

  • Stay active and connect with others in the community at social events
  • Join a resident club such as gardening, book club, men’s shed, women’s group or pottery

Book a tour of your local retirement village

We’d love to take you on a tour of our communities and introduce you to everything that village life has to offer. We have teams in NSW, the ACT and Qld ready to show you around, answer your questions and help you start your next chapter.

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A home and community that suits your needs

IRT retirement villages have been designed to encourage healthy ageing, with homes and communities that meet the changing needs of older Australians so that your new home is your home for life.

Location that suits you

If you want to downsize your house and upsize your lifestyle, then an IRT retirement village is the place to be. We carefully select the location of our independent living communities to enhance your lifestyle and meet your needs:

• Walking distance to transport, shops, entertainment and amenities
• Conveniently located close to medical services and hospitals
• Tranquil, private settings near beaches, golf courses, parks and bushland

Purpose-built homes

Your new home in an IRT retirement village has been purpose-built for you to make life easy and enjoyable.

• Villas and apartments enable indoor-outdoor living and accommodate hobbies and guests
• Appliances from trusted brands
• Personalised finishing touches make your house your home.
• Private and shared spaces make entertaining and retirement living a breeze
• Ageing in place design caters for aids and in-home support, should your needs change.

Community design and construction

Our retirement villages are designed by leading architects to optimise their unique location. Your wellbeing, safety & enjoyment are always front of mind:

• Quality materials built to the highest Australian standards
• Landscaping that's practical and beautiful
• Walkways make it easy to get around
• Building placement and features optimise natural heating and cooling
• Quiet spaces for privacy, as well as onsite community facilities, like cafes, pools, vegetable gardens and halls
• On-site security provides peace of mind

Community facilities

Our retirement villages are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. Here are some of the facilities we offer at IRT to enhance your lifestyle, safety and sense of community.


BBQ area




Pet friendly


Swimming pool




Community centre


Community bus






Landscaped gardens


Secure parking


Visitor parking

Experience the IRT difference

If you want to downsize your home and upsize your life, IRT is the experienced retirement village provider you can trust. Our friendly team and service networks make independent living a breeze. Experience the possibilities at IRT.

50+ years' experience

We’ve been creating retirement communities for more than 50 years, with more than 30 villages across NSW, ACT and Qld.

Dedicated staff

Discover how easy life can be with an IRT Retirement Village Manager and team.


As a not-for-profit community provider, we put people first.

Allied health professionals

Find service providers you can trust, with the IRT network advantage.

7 common myths of living in a retirement village

Check our our blog The Good Life to learn more about retirement living and some of the common misconceptions around retirement villages.

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Proud signatory of the Retirement Living Code of Conduct

The Retirement Living Code of Conducts vision is to promote and protect the independence, privacy, dignity, happiness, safety and security of older people through the provision of specialised, quality housing and support services, within a community environment.

IRT is proud to be one of the first signatories to the Code, supporting our commitment to providing high standards and attaining high resident satisfaction at our retirement villages.

Join our retirement village priority list

Join our priority list and be the first to know about upcoming available units and villas before the general public. Plus receive the latest news, announcements and event invites for our retirement villages.

If you’re interested in becoming part of the IRT retirement villages community, this is the perfect way to keep up to date.  Best of all, it’s free!

We make it easy for you to understand your retirement village costs​

Independent living in an IRT retirement village is an affordable choice for a great lifestyle.

At IRT, we want to make it as easy as possible to understand the costs of living in a retirement village, and we’re here to help you each step of the way. We’ve broken down the costs into three easy-to-understand stages. 

1. Ingoing (when you move in)

Before moving in, you pay a lump sum or ingoing contribution, which represents the purchase price of your new home. This gives you the right to reside in your villa or apartment in accordance with your residence contract.

When you buy a home in a retirement village, you don't have to pay stamp duty or transfer fees!

2. Ongoing (while living at the village)

Recurrent charges (service fee) cover the cost of operating and maintaining the village. They’re paid fortnightly and cover things such as:

• Council rates
• Facilities, such as a shared BBQ or on-site cafe
• Electricity in common areas and water for the village community
• Building insurance
• Maintenance, including village garden maintenance and landscaping
• Assistance from the retirement village team
• Village security and emergency response systems

IRT does not make a profit from these contributions and they are calculated based on actual day-to-day operating costs required to run the village. These fees differ from village to village.

Outgoing (when you permanently leave)

Depending on the pricing option you choose, you can reduce the amount of the ingoing contribution by agreeing to pay a fee when you leave. This is called a Deferred Management Fee (DMF). This departure fee is only payable when you permanently vacate your home, which means you have money to support your lifestyle while you live at the village.

The cost of your retirement village home depends on the community, home and pricing option you choose. Click below to find out more about pricing options.

Frequently asked questions

A retirement village is a community of people of at least 55 years of age living in homes specifically designed to make life easier and more enjoyable. You live independently in your own home while enjoying the benefits of community living. Site maintenance and landscaping is taken care of, there are communal areas and you can usually access support such as home care services. A retirement village is not an aged care centre.

No, your home is generally not furnished. Villas, apartments and units are usually sold unfurnished, but we do sometimes show furnished pictures on our website or in our sales materials to help give you a sense of what it can look like with furniture and decor. At certain villages, however, furniture may be available for purchase (for example, IRT Macarthur).

The majority of our homes come pre-installed with whitegoods! This may include a fridge, washing machine or dryer, but it varies from site to site and home to home so check with your sales consultant to find out more.

There are a few common signs that you may need to downsize and consider a retirement village:

  • Your current home is unsafe or unsuitable for your ageing needs
  • You want to live closer to an aged care centre, medical services or a hospital
  • You’re feeling isolated
  • You’re looking for a hassle-free home where things like maintenance are taken care of
  • You’re not happy with your current home – it’s too big, too difficult or you don’t enjoy the location.

How much you pay for residential care aged care depends on the type of care you need, the provider you choose, your individual financial circumstances and the services you receive. The Australian Government helps pay for residential aged care and accommodation for eligible people.

At IRT, we make it easy for you to understand your residential aged care costs. We have put together a guide which explains costs, options available to you and eligibility for government support. Learn more.

IRT villages no longer involve waitlists for potential residents, instead you can simply join a free expression of interest list and we’ll keep you up-to-date with available homes and events such as open days. To join, simply fill out our form on our website or call us on 134 478 and one of our friendly team members will help you get all the info about the village and we’ll keep you updated as homes become available.

No, IRT grants you a lease or licence to occupy your home. This gives you a variety of options to better suit your financial circumstances. These options may vary from village to village (and even state to state), so speak to your sales consultant to find the option that works best for you.

Many villages allow you to have small pets, but they need to be approved before you move in. What’s allowed varies from village to village, and in some cases pets aren’t allowed at all, so it’s always best to check with the specific village you’re considering before moving in.

Yes, you can. You just need to ensure you obtain written approval from the village manager before going ahead.

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